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Recipes of Popular Vodka Mixed Drinks

Vodka is the most popular spirit used in cocktails. Let's see some easy recipes of the vodka mixed drinks that suit for every occasion.
Debopriya Bose Oct 4, 2018
Although some sources trace the origins of vodka to Russia, nothing can be definitely said about where it was first made. However, what is an undisputed fact about this liquor is that it is the most popular choice for making cocktails.
Its popularity stems from the fact that it readily mixes with other drinks and has a neutral taste. However, due to its raging popularity, vodka is variably flavored, which may range from blueberry, to strawberry, and the list is endless.

Types of Vodka Cocktails: Some Simple Recipes

Bloody Mary

  • Tomato juice, 3 oz.
  • Vodka, 1½ oz.
  • Lemon juice, ½ oz.
  • Worcestershire sauce, a dash
  • Ground pepper, a dash
  • Hot pepper sauce, to taste
  • Lime and/or lemon wedge, for garnishing
  • Celery stalk, for decoration
  • Celery salt

Add tomato juice, lemon juice, vodka and worcestershire sauce (in this order) over ice cubes in a highball glass. Mix them well. Add the seasonings. Vary the amount of hot pepper sauce as per the taste desired. Garnish with lemon and/or lime wedge and add a celery stalk to the drink. Serve this spicy Bloody Mary for a refreshing treat.

Apple Martini

  • Vodka, 2 oz.
  • Green apple schnapps, 1 oz

Take some ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka and the green apple schnapps to it and shake well. Strain the drink into chilled glasses. That's all you have to do to make your sweet apple martini. For that touch of the fruit, add a slice of apple or a ring of apple peel. You could also use apple puree in place of apple schnapps.

4th of July

  • Vodka, 1½ oz.
  • Triple sec, ½ oz.
  • Curaçao, ½ oz.
  • Sweet-sour mix, ½ oz.
  • Grenadine, a dash

Leave aside grenadine and add all the ingredients in a shaker. Chill it and serve in a martini glass. Add grenadine to make this special Independence Day vodka drink.

White Russian

  • Light cream, 3 oz.
  • Vodka, 2 oz.
  • Coffee liqueur, 1 oz.

Add some ice cubes in a glass and pour vodka and coffee liqueur in it. Add cream on the top and serve.


  • Vodka, 1½ oz.
  • Cointreau, 1 oz.
  • Fresh lime juice, ½ oz.
  • Cranberry juice, ¼ oz.
  • Orange peel, to garnish

Put some ice in a cocktail shaker, and add all the ingredients (obviously leaving out the orange peel). Shake well and strain it out in a chilled cocktail glass. Use the orange peel to garnish and serve this light martini.

Long Island Iced Tea

  • Sweet and sour mix, 2 oz.
  • Triple sec, 1 oz.
  • Vodka, ¾ oz.
  • Rum, ¾ oz.
  • Tequila (Gold), ¾ oz.
  • Gin, ¾ oz.
  • Cola, a dash
  • Slice of lemon, to garnish

Take some ice in a highball glass. Add all the ingredients other than cola and mix well. Top it off with cola for color and garnish with the lemon wedge. Who cares about the calories in long island iced tea. This refreshing cocktail has been an all-time favorite since it was first made in the early 20th century.


  • Orange juice, 5 oz.
  • Vodka, 2 oz.
  • Orange slice, to garnish

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Pour in the vodka and orange juice. Add the orange slice for garnishing and your refreshing, tangy summer drink with a bit of vitamin C is ready to be relished!


  • Blue curaçao, 1 oz.
  • Vodka, 1 oz.
  • Rum, 1 oz.
  • Chambord, ½ oz.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, blue curaçao and rum to it and shake well. Fill a highball glass with fresh ice. Strain the drink in the glass. Slowly add the Chambord so that it floats on top. To do so, tilt the glass a little and slowly pour the Chambord so that it drains down the wall of the glass and settles on top of the drink.

Blue Duck

  • Vanilla vodka, 1 oz.
  • Blue curaçao, ½ oz.
  • Chambord raspberry liqueur, a dash

Mix vanilla vodka and blue curaçao in a glass and shake it well. Then, pour it into either a shot or martini glass. Add Chambord slowly to the drink so that it floats on the top. One of the best vanilla vodka mixed drinks ever!
These were some of the good mixed drinks with vodka. Though most use the unflavored vodka, some strawberry drinks mixed with vodka are also popular. Other than these, peppermint kiss, orange martini, midnight smash, and pink pineapple are some other popular vodka drinks. Enjoy!